Clean an electric bicycle, or e-bike, it is not a complicated task, but we must take into account some aspects to do it more safely and effectively.
1. Clean your bike frequently
Athough it does not seems, dirt accumulates in areas like wheels, the suspension or the changes. The more time passes between washes, the more residue will build up and the more complicated it will be to remove them.
It must also be taken into account that a mountain biking tends to get dirtier, with sand or mud splash. Obviously the type of terrain on which we roll will determine the repetition of washing. The motor and battery assembly are especially delicate.
2. Do not use pressurized water
Pressurized water is not a good ally of the bearings and gears, as well as the electrified components. It is much more advisable to use a sponge and some damp cloths. Yes indeed,
If you have an area that is rougher than another, you should always use the softest for avoid scratching or marking the bicycle frame.
3. Be careful with batteries and connections
These Electronic components Are not waterproof.Once we have cleaned the bike with cloths and rags we can remove the battery to do deeper cleaning from its compartment, always with care not to apply too much pressure.
4. Dry it well
Our bicycle It has many delicate components that can rust. It is important remove all moisture of these elements. If possible, also We will remove the battery to make sure it does not get wet.
5. Lubricate the transmission after washing
Once the cleaning is finished, it is time to lubricate the chain with a specific product. exist specific waxes and oils for dry and humid climates that can be found very affordable prices. Relubricating the transmission is essential for proper operation of changes and to extend the life of these components. Of course, you have to be careful do not dirty the disc brakes, given that would lose effectiveness and they could cause us an accident.
Lubricants should not be applied to disc brakes as they will lose braking ability.
Finally, get on the bike and do a small check that everything works well. If everything is correct, ¡you can go out and ride again!